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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
. stephanie? >>> all right. we're waiting for president obama to come out and give a speech on the economy. we'll have that for you in just a few minutes. >>> the u.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the pour. we are waiting for president obama to talk about changing that and other aspects of the economy. that is the woman that will be introducing him. and we'll have him in just a few moments. mike viqueira joins us for now with more on what to expect from the president. good morning. >> stephanie. good morning. as usual when it comes to politics and policy in washington, it is complicated. the president is trying to put forward his agenda for the state of the union speech and for the last three years of his presidency. he is going to take the populous
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
obama or senator fienstein? >> they are both right. and i'm not kidding. let me say first it's a pleasure to be an al jazeera america. you bring new content and energy to the business. i'm pleased to be on the program. as for who is right and why they are both right, it's true that core al qaeda has been decimated. al qaeda as a top-down organization is over. al qaeda and related terror groups - they are parasitically related in a horizontal way is growing. what mike rogers is saying is that the threats have changed. what diane is saying is that they have increased. >> let's listening to house intelligence chair mike rogers, who suggested the situation may be worse than before 9/11, 2001. >> the pressure on intelligence services to great it right is stronger. more affiliates than we have had have switched to the notion that smaller events are okay. if you have more smaller events, that may lead to their objectives and goals. >> representative rogers brings up the issue of smaller events. do you think that's where we are going, instead of big events, attacks? >> i don't know that
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
will expire on 1.3 million americans. >> it's not just the right thing to do for our families. it's the smart thing to do for our economy. >> reporter: president obama used his radio address this weekend to push for an extension. house speaker john boehner said he's open to legislation to continue the benefits. >> we'll get the latest on the deliberations from either end of pennsylvania avenue. al jazeera america congressional correspondent libby casey is on capitol hill and mike viqueira is with me here in the studio. good to see you both. libby, let me start with you. word began to dribble out over the weekend that the outlines of the deal has begun to appear. >> reporter: really the only once, the rest of the economy has been left in the dust. they're coming up with a plan that would replace the sequester cuts, the mandatory cuts that no one likes the contours of. they would replace them, but how do you pay for the replacement. they're talking about user fees, airline travel, and potential cuts to federal workers benefits. and controversial things that they'll have to hammer out
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
president. you looking at the scene. a man who became a towering symbol for civil rights for strength, for unity. >> days to come, we will bring you extensive coverage, detailed coverage of his life, president obama spoke about mandela minutes after his death was announced, here is what he said. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us to be the example he set, to make decisions guarded not by haste, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make. strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. >> . >> right now let's pause and give thanks the r the fact that nelson mandela lived, a pan who took history, in his hands. bent the arc of the moral universes towards justice, may god bless his memory, and keep him at peace. >> the president of the united states, again, live pictures in outside nelson mandela's home tonight, and here in new york, a live picture of the apollo theater, the same the venue in harlem, tonight the marque honors nelson mandela. here is a picture of the marque, we are getting ready for a live s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
safety after last week's deadly crash. >> this is a live look at andrews air force base right now. president obama just boarding air force one just moments ago. he will be heade headed to south africa for the funeral of nelson mandela. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. in mexico city, thousands of protestors are taking to the streets. we'll tell it will you why they're so upset about proposed changes for the state run oil company in a molt. first, let's find out whether all this snow and ice are going to continue across the nation today. >> temperatures are going to stay cold enough for some areas to continue with the wintery weather we've been dealing with across mainly northern new england. right now, it's minus forein denver, freezing in memphis, 22 in chicago. if you like it warm, the only place in the u.s. is down across florida, who are already in the 60's and 70's. the dakota, it's minus 10 right now in fargo. dropped to 30 degrees or better below zero. we have those dangerously cold conditions in place. it feels like minus 15 in minneapolis. temperatur
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
carter and obama. >> right. now, president obama in south africa today also shook hands with robert is even hugs the president. do you think all this was planned? was it by design that he shook the hands with him? >> well, i mean i think it would have been hard to avoided these figures and there are probably many other hands he shook that you haven't mentioned. what that would have sent a much stronger message, and one that he did not want to send. with the brazilian president in particular, yes, the spying scandal and revelations have hurt relations, but i think there's a recognition in washington, that she has to respond the way she did. she has domestic concerns of her own, and it struck me watching the body language, that it isn't personal between them. i think they chatted and i think there's a feeling that that rift will with mended at some point. although it's very real for the moment. >> but obama doesn't always make any efforts a lot of effort to hide his discomfort around trip the russian leader vladimir putin. we all remember the image of the two of them at the g.a. summi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
until we restore our freedoms and right >>> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm del walters. these are your headlines today. close to 90 world leaders joining a crowd of thousands in johannesberg to remember nelson mandela. president obama was among the speakers shaking hands with cuban president, raul castro. >>> american forces are joining the effort to stabilize the war attorney central african republic. the pentagon says that personnel will not be fighting. more than 400 people have died since last week. the french president is traveling there today. >>> los angeles is the movie capitol of the world, but a developer has plans of building the city's tallest skyscrapers right above a fault line. >> reporter: imagine hollywood before all of this, when it was citrus groves for as far as the eye could see. then came the movie studios, the walk of fame and the iconic records building. now imagine skyscrapers. >> this project will celebrate the idea of community. >> reporter: these are artist renders of the proposed towers, more than 1 million square feet. l.a. city council approved t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
on "consider this," president obama gives a talk on the economy. why is the man who helped get bin laden behind bars without much hope of getting out. the unique for animal rights, is the move to get chimpanzees personhood status going too far. >> should you think twice before going to a game? we will see you at the top of the hour. >> welcome back. here at the morseem, the work of journalists is chronicled and honored in a number you have visits including one which is a tribute to journalists who have fallen while pursuing their stories. one whose short life has inspired creative work, dan eldon who was raised in kenya. he was all of that, brave and bold and lost in a gruesome assault 20 years ago. then he was just 22. and then, eldon was a photo journalist documenting somalia as things spun out of control. on july 12th, 1993, filing a violent assault, protesters in the streets turned on dan and three colleagues working there. they were beaten and stoned to death. in the two deck it's a since that day, dan's mother, cathy, and his sister, set out to preserve the legacy of his brie
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
. and robots have taken many jobs since the 1970's. right now it's $7.25. president obama has suggested bumping up minimum wage. if americans were paid for how hard they truly work, minimum wage should be $22 an hour. improvements in the economy are not felt by most people and that concerns the president who worries the american dream of working yourself up may be you turning into that, just a dream. >> just stark numbers. appreciate it. >>> now to ca capitol hill where congress has a lot on it's aplate, but it's not clear if lawmakers will get anything done. the white house is back in session and it plans to leave town on december 13th. the senate hopes to wrap up it's business on the 20th. let's go to capitol hill, libby, how much home i hope is there tt anything will get done? >> reporter: there is a long list of items that the republicans and democrats would like to sow get tackled, including the defense spending bill and food stamps and agriculture agenda. and he's trying to push congress to extend unemployment benefits. long-term unemployment benefits set to expire on the 28th. th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
lost a passenger. >> all right, jonathan. thank you. >>> we should tell you consumers are complaining that there is still plenty that is not going right with healthcare.gov this one day after the obama administration said the site was 90% functional and fixed. some users say it's still possible to think you are signed up but not get coverage. and at peak times of the day, just signing on was still a bit of a problem. mike viqueira is at the whitehouse for us and has the latest on this trouble site. mike, this was a big deadline for the administration over the weekend >> reporter: right. >> there seems to be plenty of work to do here. >> >> reporter: there is. there is good news/bad news really. you mentioned signing on. the administration was full of facts and figures over the laugh two days. saturday, they set november 30th as the goal whereby the quote, unquote vast majority of americans visiting the website would have a positive experience and some success. that would be a marked improvement over what we have seen over the course of the last two months ever since the bu
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
ways parallel tracts. talk about the u.s., and apartheid in south africa, right? >> we picketed with with them. we were there. >> we appreciate it. and president obama has paid tribute to the life of nelson mandela as well. >> that swept college campuses at that time, the first time he ever spoke to a public audience, he had said many times was on behalf of nelson mandela and the antiapartheid movement. he came to the briefing room, he spoke very eloquently. here is more of what he had to say. >> at his trial in 1964. nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock, says i have fought against white domination. uh it is an ideal which i hope to live for, and to achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for which i'm prepared to die. >> nelson mandela. made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. and we have lost one of the most influential courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. >> as a newly elected senator in 2005, senator obama ma n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
your right pocket, you are somehow richer. >> it didn't work in 2008 and didn't work for obama in 2009. it didn't work for hoover and roosevelt in the '30s. borrow money from the private sector and had the government spend it, you don't create more wealth. you are simply increasing the burden of government spending. i actually agree with david. i don't worry a lot about deficits but where we would disagree is i think government spending diverts resources for more productive uses as well as things like food stamps and disabilities, you create dependency and lure people into this trap of relying on the government and they lose their self esteem. they lose their ability to contribute to the economy. again, all we have to do is look at the mess in europe to see where that path takes us. and what worries me about obama is we are not going to deal with inincome ine quiltty and mobility unless we take the chains of government off of the economy. >> let's take talk about these mixed signs on the disney. consumer confidence is down. but on the other hand, it looks like private sector hirin
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm EST
80,000 or so at tops in this 92,000 seat stadium, interestingly, president barack obama got the biggest cheers of the day, and south african president was booed whenever his face appears on the big screen. the president apparently out of favor with some in south africa right now. a tremendous energic dancing chanting stomping crowd on hand, and here is the way some of them looked at the important of this dre. >> we no no, you have to be happy, for everything that is done. we are so happy, happy, we hope you will make sure that we keep each and everything that hesitates as a south african, and all of the world. >> some of the people in that stadium were there for nine hours. nine long soggy hours. his body will lie in state for the next three years. he will buried in his home village on sunday. >> that is al jazeera's allen, again, recapping the events that have taken place, and the events that are still to come. south africa and the world will still have a few more days to pay tribute, beginning tomorrow, and running through friday, his body will lie in state at the union buildi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
going on on the streets right now. the final where the last cup was played, it was the last public appearance back in web that's where his memorial will be tomorrow, barack obama many many world leaders will be there. it is cold and rainy tonight, it is subdued but they have come into town, if you are in the sheets you will see these police going through. he was a president that in the 70's said i will do business with a post apartnershiptize south africa, even when ronald ragan refused to do that. he said all the time he has known nelson mandela, he never thanked jimmy carter for what americans did, he thatchinged him personally for what he and his daughter did. >> i never heard him say that he was grateful to the united states. he was grateful to cuba, he was grateful to others that spoke up for him while he was still in prison. he was grateful to the people that condemned the apartheid regime. but i don't think that he felt that his freedom and the change that took place in south africa was attributable to the wrights. when i first met nelson mandela, i think it is one of the fi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
, yes. >> and you are never more popular than the day you leave, right? >> so president obama cannot show up at yankee stadium in new york and throw out the first pitch and not get booed. >> he gets booed. >> really, there was a portion of the crowd today and given out it is the political debate is in the country, i dare say the president couldn't go to a washington redskins game or new york, it's new york, right, and not get some boos. >> there would be some boos. but even looking at the line up of the official program, i mean, that has to be quite political as some of the south african leaders we have seen have long histories in government. who decided who was going to speak and how political is that? >> i think it's very political. there are a lot of people who are missing and we were talking earlier for example that he was instrumental in the transformation is absent. i don't think he is in the box. he wasn't invited at all. and a businessman and a multi millionaire and not a politician any more is the mc. so that was also very political decision to ask him to speak. >> he had a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
nelson mandela to south africa and the world that president obama took to the briefing room to talk about his reminiscenses and everything that nelson mandela meant to him. some time in the evening, you are right. the president placed a phone call to jacob zuma. he expressed condolences from himself and michelle obama. he called nelson mandela a man of kindness and humility, influencing his own life, and the president only met nelson mandela one time as a senator. he had visited south africa twice, once as a senator and once this past june with his family, unable to meet the ailing nelson mandela at this point. the president took to the briefing room, talked about the inspiration that nelson mandela was for him, talked about the anecdote. nelson mandela and a struggle against apartheid, inspired president obama as a student in the late '70s, and early '80s, to become involved in politics for the first time. let's listen to what obama had to say. >> we will not see the likes of nelson mandela again. it falls to us as best we can for the example that we set, to make decisions guided n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
shake. the venezuelan president who then gave mr. obama a book, in that same area, the president got a lot of criticism for vowing to the saudi king, right here, at a u.s. it is a no-no for presidents. he said it wasn't so much a bow as the president tries to shake hands. to show you how chummy world presidents can be, even the president is not above taking selfies. he pose to snap a pick of himself at mandela's memorial, he has been getting a lot of grief for that, and i think the best reaction, is one of the first lady, she was not include sod like we have been talking about this, we will show you. >> whether she was bothered because she didn't think she was a good idea or wasn't in it. >> i would love to know. >> the face say as lot. >> i don't think this is appropriate, mr. president. >> as the end of the year quickly approaching congress running out of time, only a few days remain, and there are really a lot of bills that need attention, like the foreign bill and the budget. our white house correspondent, you know, mike, all eyes reason othe foreign bill right now, because if it
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
care act. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. >> obama: i hope you haven't been discouraged about how hard it is because stuff that's worth it is always hard. the civil rights movement was hard. giving me women the right to vo, that was hard. making sure we had the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been busy how we do business in this country. >> tony, the president has a wig problem. even with young people with startling statistics out of harvard, they came out with numbers. 39% of so-called millennials, 18 to 29-year-olds, only 39% approve of the affordable care act. 20%, just 20% of those polled intend to enroll. almost half do not intend to enroll. that could be bad news. >> mike, thank you ♪ >> mark morgan is here with the headlines in sports and big news for major college football. >> reporter: the prosecutor looking into sexual assault allegations against florida state quarterback jameis winston said that his investigation is complete, and he will announce his findings tomorrow afternoon. now william meggs said its up to prosecutors if there i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
sunday. president obama and bush and africa for mem -- memorial services. peole have been sharing their stories. for some it's personal. morgan radford spent time had his family and will tell us about that. >> that's right. i had the privilege of interviewing nelson mandela's grandson about his legacy. >> in 2012 i interviewed nelson mandela's grand son who went to live with nelson mandela when he was 11 years old. >> before he became president in "93 i stayed with him, basically since "93. >> he told me about the first time he met his grandfather when he was behind bars serving his sentence. >> i was eight or nine. my parents told me we were going to see my grandfather. >> nelson mandela had been moved to a housing gaol. it was in a poor area of soweto. >> when we got to the place, it had a vcr. a beautiful house, as well as a pool. i was like, "wow, when i grow up i want to go to gaol." i thought that's how people lived. i thought i wanted to be like my grandfather and go to gaol, because this is the life. a convict he was not. he laughs about it now, but he said he, like the co
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
than has half a%. much of this battle has been over the minimum wage of $7.25. president obama suggested that rates should be hiked to $10.10 an hour. if it were tied to productively ty, one study said that figure really should be $21.72. >> temperatures are plunging right now across much of the country. a blast of arctic air is bringing bone-chilling cold along with snow and ice storms. it's a different situation along the east coast where temperatures have been a lot warmer than usual. nicole mitchell has more. >> a bone chilling wind has already plunged temperatures by 20-30 degrees in half the country by 24 hours. the cold snap is bringing a brutal mix of snow, ice and sub zero temperatures, impacting 33 million americans. >> it's terrible. it's terrible. watch this time laps as it drops from 54 to 10. it's making an impact with a deep freeze, causing slick roads across america's highways. >> we're going to hit! oh! >> semi trucks sliding in iowa, across the west, some temperatures could plummet 40 degrees. it's not just the biting record cold. around duluth, many shoveling
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
, and that is what everyone here is thanksful for stephanie. >> all right. nick thank you. >>> president obama joined leaders around the world in mourning the death of nelson mandela. the president and first lady are expected to attend the state burial in south africa. they once in 2005 when the president was a senator in illinois. libby casey joins us now with reaction from are washington. good morning. >> good morning, stephanie. reactions are coming in from all corners of politics, and the reactions that are both personal as well as remembrances of political moments. president obama talked about how he was first inspired to get involved in politics as a college student to get to an anti apartheid rally. and he remembered the day that nelson mandela was freed from prison. he said it was a moment that he saw as a potential that was guided by their likes and not their fears. >> it calls to us to forward the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. to never discount the difference that one person can make, so strive for a future that is worthy
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